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These are the most secure option, but that comes at a price. Mounting Security bars requires drilling holes in the window frame. Most landlords likely don't want their windows damaged in this way. Emergency exit can also be hampered when windows have a pad-locked security bar. Some municipalities are beginning to outlaw them for that reason.
This option, and others on the market like it, are suitable for closed windows. They were never intended for an open window as they are too easy for a thief to remove and gain access. The rise in the use of alarm systems are pushing burglars to easier targets and making them more determined. There are other ways to use old hockey sticks ...
There are other options on the market that are easy to install, but again a burglar can reach in and easily defeat them. Even if the device can be installed out of reach, a thief can extend his reach with a channel-wrench or screw-driver.
Some 434 of 100,000 Canadians reported Break & Entry incidents in 2017 and reports of property theft and possession impacted another 1,562 of 100,000 of our neighbors.
Our police urge Canadians to be mindful that more than 80% of break-ins occur during daylight hours are often through a basement or ground-floor window or door.
Tragically, serious injuries and death of infants and children occur by window and patio falls.
· There are some 14.1 million Canadian households (2016)
· 53.6 % or 7.5 million are single-detached homes
· 18.1% or 2.5 million are in buildings of 5-storeys or less
· 9.9% or 1.2 million are in residential buildings of 5 or more storeys
· 18.4% or 2.6 million are units in duplexes or other types of dwellings
· Break & Entry rate to 100,000 (1962-2012) citizens is at historic lows in Canada
· Yet, Break & Entry still represents 20% of property crime nationally
· Break & Entry numbered 630,549 and attempted crimes were 242,271 (2009)
· Overall cost of Crime in Canada was $85.2 Billion in (2009)
· In 2011, stolen property cost Canadians $3 Billion
· Damaged Property during Break & Entry crime cost us $1.6 Billion in 2011
· Alberta spent over $1 Billion in policing costs in 2009.
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